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Always find my way back!
on March 4, 2012
I have light (to occasionally moderate) acne, and red/uneven skin tones. I need a good amount of coverage. I have tried dozens of drugstore foundations. Revlon Colorstay is not perfect, but it's the best I've tried. I've strayed to other brands, mostly due to curiosity (they promise so much!), but am consistently let down. Then, kicking myself, I always come back to this one.
Revlon ColorStay is the only foundation that:
1) Matches my skin tone and does not cake: Other foundations are too pink, too dark or too light. The application and shade (buff) of this makeup is one of the only ones I've found that blends well with my skin.
2) Lasts throughout the day: It's true to its name. I never have to worry about re-application.
3) Doesn't cause my skin to breakout in horrible acne: I've tried other brands that provided excellent coverage, and also made my skin so bad, I needed more and more of their excellent coverage (I'm sure its their evil plan to get customers stuck in the endless cycle.) However, this foundation has never caused me a major breakout or skin irritation.
**I always use disposable makeup wedges/sponges to apply the foundation. (You can get a good size bag for a few dollars at any drugstore/superstore). As many people have commented, this makeup is ridiculously messy. Don't even try to do it with your fingers; not only will you have a mess on your hands (literally), the results are remarkably better when you use a sponge applicator.
**Use a gentle or stick concealer a few shades lighter than your Colorstay shade; Apply a small amount to any major skin blemishes, blot in (don't over-rub though) before applying the foundation. You'll use much less of the Colorstay and it will look more natural.
**This dries rapidly. Blend it into skin quickly or it's going to blend horribly. (Trust me, no amount of rubbing can undo it.)
Like I mentioned, I'm fickle with foundations. This one is not by any means perfect, but it's the closest to perfect for my skin needs that I have found.(In my drugstore limited price range of course.) And with the right techniques, Revlon Colorstay Makeup is my tried-and-true favorite. (For now at least!)